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Pittsburgh Public Schools Readies to Deliver Remote “At Home” Instruction

  Pittsburgh Public Schools Readies to Deliver  Remote “At Home” Instruction  Philanthropic and...

 

Commission on Human Relations Statement on Discrimination Targeting Asian Populations

Commission on Human Relations Statement on Discrimination Targeting Asian Populations   As numerous news outlets have been...

 

“LORD HAVE MERCY! LOUIE GOT LAID OFF!” A Coronavirus Induced Flashback

“ L OR D HAVE MERCY! LOUIE GOT LAID OFF! ” A Coronavirus Induced Flashback    ​ D uring the late...

 

Statement on Environmental Services Workers and COVID-19

  The City of Pittsburgh is taking all due precautions to protect refuse workers from the Bureau of Environmental Services who were...

 

Pittsburgh Public Schools to Reopen No Earlier Than Tuesday, April 14

  Pittsburgh Public Schools to Reopen No Earlier Than Tuesday, April 14   Today Governor Wolf announced all schools in the...

 

URA Partners with City and Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh to Provide Short Term Rent/Mortgage/Utility Financial Assistance to City Residents

    The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh’s (URA) Board of Directors approved a new program for households at...

 

Governor Wolf and Health Secretary Issue ‘Stay at Home’ Orders to 7 Counties to Mitigate Spread of COVID-19

Governor Wolf and Health Secretary Issue ‘Stay at Home’ Orders to 7 Counties to Mitigate Spread of COVID-19   March 23,...

 

Criminal Legal Reform Advocates Urge Governor Wolf to Take Immediate Action to Release People From State Prisons

Criminal Legal Reform Advocates Urge Governor Wolf to Take Immediate Action to Release People From State Prisons     Three...

 

City of Pittsburgh Moves to Level 2 Emergency Operations in Response to COVID-19

City of Pittsburgh Moves to Level 2 Emergency Operations in Response to COVID-19     The City of Pittsburgh is moving...

 

Allegheny County Calls Upon Non-Essential Business to Close Voluntarily

County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and  Health Director Dr. Debra Bogen today released a  video statement  to the community...

 

Pennsylvania Workers Affected by COVID-19 May be Eligible for Unemployment and Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Workers in Pennsylvania who are impacted by  COVID-19  may be eligible for Unemployment and Workers' Compensation benefits, Secretary...

 

City of Pittsburgh Bans All Gatherings of More Than 50 People

The City of Pittsburgh, following protocols  announced this evening  by the Centers for Disease Control, is now prohibiting all...

 

Governor Wolf Announces Closure of Pennsylvania Schools

Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that all K-12 Pennsylvania schools will be closed for 10 business days effective Monday, March 16. The...

 

Pa. Department Of Education Will Continue To Serve Meals If Ordered To Close

Pa. Department Of Education Will Continue To Serve Meals if Schools Ordered To Close        

 

NO, “VIRGINIA,” THE MIDDLE CLASS DID NOT BUILD AMERICA: Slavery and Other Forms of Exploitation Built America!

NO, “VIRGINIA,” THE MIDDLE CLASS DID NOT BUILD AMERICA: Slavery and Other Forms of Exploitation Built...

 

Pitt Women's Basketball All-Time Scorer Lorri Johnson Passes Away

  WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ALL-TIME LEADING SCORER LORRI JOHNSON PASSES AWAY     Lorri Johnson , a star forward and...

 

Shady Side Academy Names Trixie Sabundayo Next Head of Senior School

Shady Side Academy Names Trixie Sabundayo Next Head of Senior School   Shady Side Academy President Bart Griffith Jr. ’93...

 

TEACHERS AS EMANCIPATORS, by Stacy Johnson contributor

  TEACHERS AS EMANCIPATORS     “Clara Belle Drisdale Williams [1885-1993] was the first...

 

Voting Rights Groups Ask Court to Allow Them to Intervene in Allegheny County Voter Registration Lawsuit

Four voting rights groups asked a federal court today to allow them to intervene to defend the rights of Allegheny County voters in a lawsuit...

 

PUM One on One: PPS Superintendent Anthony Hamlet, on a very important initiative -Imagine PPS-

PUM One on One: PPS Superintendent Anthony Hamlet, "Imagine PPS” an initiative designed to positively change the future of PPS, our...

 

B. Smith, model, TV host and lifestyle guru, dies at 70 after Alzheimer's battle

B. Smith, model, restaurateur and lifestyle maven, dies at 70 (Fayette County Native, Smith was born on August 24, 1949, in the...

 

THE CAMPAIGN MONEY INDUSTRY: The Rich Buying Elections and Paying Themselves

THE CAMPAIGN MONEY INDUSTRY: The Rich Buying Elections and Paying Themselves...

 

Wheatley announces updated legislation on adult-use cannabis Bill would also enact unprecedented criminal and social justice reforms

Wheatley announces updated legislation on adult-use cannabis Bill would also enact unprecedented criminal and social justice...

 

In Light of the 100th Anniversary of the Negro Leagues, a Look Back at What Was Lost

In Light of the 100th Anniversary of the Negro Leagues, a Look Back at What Was Lost Pictured: Josh Gibson slides home during the 1944...

 

IGNITE: A University of Pittsburgh Research Study looking for 65-80 year old participants

(Click image to enlarge) STUDY BASICS Are you between 65-80 and looking to become more active? Are you able to walk with no pain or...

 

University of Pittsburgh To Begin Work on Novel Coronavirus Vaccine

University of Pittsburgh To Begin Work on Novel Coronavirus Vaccine The University of Pittsburgh is in the process of obtaining samples...

 

McKeesport Native Swin Cash Part Of 2020 Womens Basketball Hall Of Fame Class

    – The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame announced the Class of 2020 on ESPN2 during the #5 Connecticut at...

 

Elected Official's Opinion Letter

Elected Official's Opinion Letter   We, the undersigned Elected Officials, represent both the City of Pittsburgh and...

 

CMU Issues Apology After Map Omits Black Neighborhoods

  CMU Issues Apology After Map Omits Black Neighborhoods Carnegie Mellon University should have never used this map, as it...

 

August Wilson House Deplores CMU Map

August Wilson House Deplores CMU Map August Wilson House Deplores CMU Map The Board and staff of August Wilson House joins with all of...

 

Pittsburgh NAACP Responds to Judge Tranquilli Being Placed on Administrative Duty

Pittsburgh NAACP Responds to Judge Tranquilli Being Placed on Administrative Duty   Statement on...

 

ACBA President issues statement in response to Judge that allegedly used racially derogatory words

  ACBA President issues statement in response to Judge that allegedly used racially derogatory words The Allegheny County Bar...

 

Pittsburgh NAACP Hires Executive Director

Pittsburgh NAACP Hires Executive Director Kellie Ware-Seabron will lead the Pittsburgh branch of the NAACP as its new executive...

 

Wheatley, Hughes hold event recognizing National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day in Pennsylvania

Wheatley, Hughes hold event recognizing  National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day in Pennsylvania As part of National Black...

 

District Announces Partnership with Two Local Universities to Launch Para2Teacher Program

District Announces Partnership with Two Local Universities to Launch Para2Teacher Program  ...

 

Blacks and Mexicans Banished from Johnstown

BLACKS AND MEXICANS BANISHED FROM JOHNSTOWN   Following the shooting of 4 police officers, “Fear and uncertainty gripped most...

 

Endowments invests $700K to launch youth program

Endowments invests $700K to launch program that prepares youth for future work and commitment to community   Pittsburgh...

 

UPDATE: Petition to lift the ban of braids, locks, and twists at Central Catholic High School

A petition seeking to change the hair policy at Central Catholic High School has over 72,000 signatures and growing, the organizer,...

 

Pittsburgh Promise Receives $2 Million from Richard King Mellon Foundation to Pilot New Initiative and Partnership with Carlow and CCAC

The Pittsburgh Promise received $2 million from the Richard King Mellon Foundation (RKMF) to launch a four-year pilot program called Promise...

 

Converse's Breaking Down Barriers Honors the Athletes Who Broke the NBA's Color Line

Converse's Breaking Down Barriers Honors the Athletes Who Broke the NBA's Color Line   Pictured: Chuck Cooper, Earl...

 

KST Board of Directors names Joseph Hall KST's next Executive Director

  KST Board of Directors names Joseph Hall KST's next Executive Director The Board of Directors of the Kelly Strayhorn Theater...

 

$1 million grant to fund initiative to boost minorities in educational research and development

$1 million grant to fund initiative to boost minorities in educational research and development The University of Pittsburgh and Remake...

 

Fitzgerald Announces Release of Countys Safety + Justice Challenge Report

Fitzgerald Announces Release of County’s Safety + Justice Challenge Report   County Executive Rich Fitzgerald announced today...

 

Capel inks two-year contract extension; signed through 2026-27

CAPEL INKS TWO-YEAR CONTRACT EXTENSION; SIGNED THROUGH 2026-27     University of Pittsburgh men's basketball head coach...

 

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Appoints Byron Stripling as Principal Pops Conductor

PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA APPOINTS BYRON STRIPLING AS PRINCIPAL POPS CONDUCTOR Conductor and Jazz Trumpet Musician will be only the...

 
 

2019 Year-In-Review: Progress on Voting, Criminal Justice, Education & More

2019 Year-In-Review: Progress on Voting, Criminal Justice, Education & More From the largest expansion of voting rights in 80 years...

 

Mayor Peduto Names Marty LaMar Chief Economic Development Officer

Mayor William Peduto today named Marty LaMar, a nationally-recognized development and affordable housing expert, as the City’s Chief...

 

Governor Wolf Approves $26.5 Million to Bolster Healthy, Thriving Neighborhoods throughout Pennsylvania

Governor Wolf Approves $26.5 Million to Bolster Healthy, Thriving Neighborhoods throughout Pennsylvania Today, Governor Tom Wolf...

 

Steven Knapp, president emeritus of The George Washington University, named president of Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

  The board of trustees of Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh has named Steven Knapp, Ph.D., the institution’s 11th president. Dr....

 
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